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Thomas Carlyle
The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.
Frederick Buechner
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.
topics: beauty , courage , fear  
C.S. Lewis
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in. It is so uninteresting. Yet I want the others to be about me. I dread the moments when the house is empty. If only they would talk to one another and not to me.
C.S. Lewis
Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
G.K. Chesterton
We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man's terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.
topics: fear , god  
Fyodor Dostoevsky
He was afraid of defiling the love which filled his soul.
Martin Luther
And here comes in the question whether it is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved. It might perhaps be answered that we should wish to be both; but since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.
topics: fear , love  
Leonard Ravenhill
A man who is intimate with God is not intimidated by man.
Byron J. Rees
When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.
topics: fear , reality , wisdom  
Edmund Burke
No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
topics: fear  
William Gurnall
We fear men so much, because we fear God so little.
G.K. Chesterton
Through all this ordeal his root horror had been isolation, and there are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematicians that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one. That is why, in spite of a hundred disadvantages, the world will always return to monogamy.
Amy Carmichael
He hath never failed thee yet. Never will His love forget. O fret not thyself nor let Thy heart be troubled, Neither let it be afraid.
topics: fear , god , love , trust  
Harriet Beecher Stowe
For, so inconsistent is human nature, especially in the ideal, that not to undertake a thing at all seems better than to undertake and come short.
topics: fear , reason  
Matthew Henry’s Matthew Commentary
The fear of God reigning in the heart is the beauty of the soul.
topics: beauty , fear , god  
Edmund Burke
The human mind is often, and I think it is for the most part, in a state neither of pain nor pleasure, which I call a state of indifference.
D.L. Moody
To fear is to have more faith in your antagonist than in Christ.
topics: faith , fear , fear-of-god  
Charles Stanley
Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
Fyodor Dostoevsky return to their 'native soil,' as they say, to the bosom, so to speak, of their mother earth, like frightened children, yearning to fall asleep on the withered bosom of their decrepit mother, and to sleep there for ever, only to escape the horrors that terrify them.

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